Michael Lampson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biology and Graduate Chair in Biology

Within the broad theme of cell division, our research is currently focused in three areas:

  • Cell biologicy of meiotic drive: genetic cheating in violation of Mendel's First Law
  • Centromere inheritance through the germline
  • Optogenetic tools for cell biology
  • Mechanics of cell division, particularly interactions between chromosomes and spindle microtubules and regulation by mitotic kinases